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Sasha Pivovarova and Sofia Steinberg Submit Self-Portraits for Vogue Russia’s June 2020 Covers

The vast majority of our favorite fashion glossies are either doubling up on issues (a la Marie Claire), resurrecting archival photographs (think American Vogue) or commissioning artists to illustrate their front covers (like Vogue Spain) during the global pandemic. But Vogue Russia decided to do its own thing. Since the mag isn’t able to produce conventional photoshoots due to social distancing, there are zero signs of models like Hiandra Martinez or Natasha Poly posing before the lens of a famous photographer. Instead, it asked Sasha Pivovarova and Sofia Steinberg to each submit a self-portrait resulting in two unique and intriguing covers.

Vogue Russia June 2020 by Sasha Pivovarova & Steinberg


The covers immediately caught the attention of our forum members. “I’ve always been a fan of Sasha’s art so I’m actually intrigued by this cover,” said aracic.

“This is much more fashion-forward than that hideous nightmare from Vogue Italia. At least these two are beautiful to look at, whereas Vogue Italia made me want to vomit,” commented GivenchyHomme.

“Neither of the two covers appeal to me, but given the current circumstances, I can certainly appreciate the effort,” admired vogue28.

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“I like the actual artwork, it looks very evolved. But not for a cover. The pink is too harsh and that white masthead seems out of place,” Benn98 chimed in.

“As a fan of Sasha’s work, I am disappointed that they did not choose one of her other paintings,” added avonlea002.

Srdjan wasn’t buying it: “They seem so, so late to the party considering Vogue Italia did this half a year ago!”

Vogue Russia has consistently done some great covers. But these are horrendous. At this point Spanish Vogue is the only one that has done a great cover during the pandemic,” voiced phungnam96.

Vogue Russia June 2020 by Sasha Pivovarova & Steinberg


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